Kalahari Plains Camp

Kalahari Plains Camp

Kalahari Plains Camp, in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, offers one of the most remote experiences in Africa today. This camp is beautifully placed within the Kalahari Desert biome, a place famed for its outstanding wildlife with vast herds of antelope followed by abundant predators - including the legendary black-maned Kalahari lions.

Kalahari Plains Camp

Kalahari Plains Camp

Botswana > Central Kalahari Region

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Central Kalahari Game Reserve

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Kalahari Plains Camp is situated in a remote part of the diverse and productive Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) and offers some of the best summer wildlife viewing opportunities in Africa. Located in the Kalahari Desert biome in the central part of Botswana, at 5 million hectares this reserve is the largest conservation area in the country and one of the largest in the world. The CKGR is home to the legendary Kalahari black-maned lion as well as some of the world’s best cheetah viewing.

Kalahari Plains Camp is perfectly situated overlooking an immense pan with endless horizons and beautiful skies. It comprises 10 en-suite canvas units with a sleep-out above each from which to enjoy moonlit or star-studded nights. The main area consists of a lounge and dining area with an inviting swimming pool and deck area. The tents and main area are all raised off the ground to catch the breeze and take in the sweeping, spacious views across the Kalahari. Solar power provides all the electricity and hot water in the camp - making Kalahari Plains a 100% solar-powered camp - and innovative insulated canvas walls and roof keep the temperatures inside the units comfortable.

Thanks to the diversity of habitats, healthy game populations move through the area and are present to a greater or lesser degree all year round, but with the advent of the summer rains (end of November to April)  the desert truly comes to life. Short grasses sprout in the pan systems and fossil riverbeds, attracting a plethora of plains game such as springbok and gemsbok which converge in their hundreds and thousands to graze. Wildebeest, steenbok and red hartebeest join in the feast, and all these are followed in turn by predators such as lion, cheetah, and jackal. All this is perfectly complemented by lush green landscapes, floral displays and endless skies often providing the life-giving rains that transform the area.

At other times, the Kalahari is more typically a dry desert-type system, when game viewing moves into the vegetated dunal belt and pan systems surrounding the valleys. General game still easily seen includes gemsbok, springbok, red hartebeest and steenbok as well as their predators such as lion, one of the highest concentrations of cheetah in southern Africa, leopard, brown hyaena and even caracal. Small predators also found here are black-backed jackal, meerkat (suricates), Cape fox, honey badger and a myriad mongoose species. Some 220 bird species have been recorded to date.

Guided game drives unlock the fascinating wildlife treasures found in this wonderful arid area. Visits to Deception Valley or even further afield are longer excursions that are well worthwhile, as the wildlife moves to different parts of the Park.

Rooms and Suites

Kalahari Plains Camp: Canvas Unit

Canvas Unit

10 en-suite canvas units with a sleep-out above each from which to enjoy moonlit or star-studded nights

Amenities

Hotel Features

  • All Inclusive - meals and most alcoholic beverages All Inclusive - meals and most alcoholic beverages
  • All Inclusive - meals only All Inclusive - meals only
  • Bar Bar
  • Eco-friendly Lodge Eco-friendly Lodge
  • Family Rooms Family Rooms
  • Full Breakfast Daily Full Breakfast Daily
  • Gay Friendly Gay Friendly
  • Gift Shop/Newsstand Gift Shop/Newsstand
  • Guest Activities Guest Activities
  • Guest library/lounge Guest library/lounge
  • Guided Safaris Included Guided Safaris Included
  • Housekeeping Service Housekeeping Service
  • Laundry Service Laundry Service
  • Major Credit Card Accepted Major Credit Card Accepted
  • Multi-lingual reception staff Multi-lingual reception staff
  • Non-smoking rooms Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant Restaurant
  • Room Service Room Service
  • Safe Deposit Box (front desk) Safe Deposit Box (front desk)
  • Suitable for Children Suitable for Children
  • Swimming Pool Swimming Pool
  • Wedding Services Wedding Services

In-Room Amenities

  • Overhead Fans
  • Coffee & Tea Making Facilities
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Safety Deposit Box (In Room)
  • Patio/Balcony

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